The beauty of the Drakensberg Mountains is our reason for publishing "DRAKENSBERG Ukhhlamba". Order the this coffee table Drakensberg book now or download a digital copy to see just how rewarding owning a copy of our book will be. A dedication to all those who love the beauty,
glory and splendour of the mountains.
We have been inspired to do this book through our
own enjoyment and memories, which continue to
entice us back and make us never leave the Drakensberg.
"Great things are done when
men and mountains meet."
Stretching majestically for 245km, the Drakensberg mountain range forms a natural barrier between the western
reaches of KwaZulu-Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho. This is a mountain range of spectacular natural beauty where golden sandstone and soaring basalt buttresses rise above pristine steep-sided river valleys, rocky gorges and
high rolling grasslands. With an elevation of over 3 000m, these magnificent mountains offer exceptional conditions
for walking and hiking. In the summertime, clear morning skies puff up with towering cumuli-nimbus clouds in
preparation for the daily afternoon thundershower. In winter the days are warm and dry. But a balmy 20°C afternoon
will plummet with nightfall to below zero, and snow regularly illuminates the peaks.
View from the top of Cathedral Peak
Park offers a natural haven of
incredible variety. High up in
the Berg the weary walker is
rewarded by the hardy and
fragile mountain flora common
to high altitude climes. On the
slopes of the Little Berg the
vegetation is called Montane. A
variety of different types of grass
proliferate, whilst in the secluded
valleys, unique plants and trees
flourish, especially proteas,
cycads, tree ferns, cabbage
trees and the giant yellowwood.
Common flowers include lilies,
lion’s tail, agapanthus, watsonia,
helicrysum, erica and the
distinctive scarlet spears of the
red hot poker.
Relax with a perfect view in the Central Drakensberg
In its remoteness and height, the
Berg offers a magical window
open to the fascination of the
skies. The sun blazes as an oasis
of light, warmth and life. The
eager star-gazer is rewarded by
a Milky Way that arcs across the
night skies in a marvelous mass
of stars. The various planets
shine forth brightly, unimpaired
by buildings or the interference
of city lights. The well-known
celestial constellations, Orion
and Scorpio, are clearly visible
and the Southern Cross marks
the way with its two pointers.
A rising moon in the East, large
and glowing, and the setting sun
over the Drakensberg peaks, is a
wondrous daily experience.